Contact: Doug Baldwin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our makerspace provides a unique opportunity for participants from pre-school to adult to engage in exploration, learning in a variety of ways. We provide access to electronics kits for use with pre-school to 5th grade, Arduino education kits, 3D printer and scanner, iMac and recording equipment for audio creation/editing, a heat press and vinyl and paper cutters, sewing machines, button maker, soldering stations, convection oven and more. We currently run monthly maker programs for teens, including an 8 week summer Maker Camp for those in grades 4-12.
We currently also provide both in-house and on-demand 3d printing which several startups have utilized to develop initial product prototypes. We are continuing to seek and foster community partnerships to enhance our reach.
We had more than 50 participants in our first Maker Camp last year and anticipate close to 100 this year. Since our makerspace opened in November 2013, we have had more than 150 visitors making a variety of things including clothing, 3D prototypes for new products, electronics, and music recordings. We sponsored a well attended sewing group at the library as well as averaging 5-10 participants for our teen/tween monthly maker programs.